【国际摄影--环球视野】没什么重要事情发生

来自纽约的Richard Kalvar Born现在巴黎工作。Richard说我不喜欢“街头摄影”这个术语描述我所做的,因为拍摄不一定是在街上,可以在一个农场、动物园、在办公室里、等等。当我们拍摄到范畴里没有摆姿势的人们、动物甚至是无生命的物体时并没有什么重要事情发生。

Richard Kalvar Born 1944, Brooklyn, New York. Lives and works in Paris. He has photographed extensively in the US, Europe and Japan. Richard Kalvar’s photographs are marked by a strong aesthetic and thematic homogeneity. His images frequently play on a discrepancy between the banality of a real situation and a feeling of strangeness that emerges from a particular choice of timing and framing.

Richard says: I’m not crazy about the term “street photography” to describe what I do, because it’s not necessarily done on the street. The pictures can be taken on a farm, at the zoo, in an office, and so on. Let’s say we consider the general category of “unposed pictures of people” (or sometimes animals or even inanimate objects when they happen to be possessed by human souls), and then the subcategory “with nothing particularly important going on.”